Egyptian citizen journalists were invited to apply for an online course, entitled “Building News Websites” from April 25 to June 5. Deadline to apply was April 18.
During the course, participants learned how to use free tools available for journalists to build news websites from scratch; how to manage the editorial agenda of a news website; adding multimedia content; building and promoting a news website domain; knowing the audience and much more.
The course was led by Hoda Osman who is a NY-based reporter. She has been working with ICFJ for a number of years. Osman developed and taught numerous courses on digital journalism, investigative journalism, ethics and news editing. Hoda is the NY correspondent for France 24 Arabic and the NY financial correspondent for France24 English. She formerly worked as a consultant for CBS News (2007-2010), a field producer for ABC News (2003-2007) and a contributing correspondent for PBS' World Focus. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the President of the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalist Association (AMEJA). Hoda has a BA in journalism and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies. Prior to moving to the U.S., she was based in Cairo where she worked with the Associated Press TV and ABC News.
Successful graduates received a graduation certificates, issued by the International Center for Journalists. The best participants received seed funding to further develop their news websites.